Restorative Dentistry- Omaha, NE
If you’re in the Omaha area, there is no other dentist trusted at much as Paul Krause Dental when it comes to restorative dentistry. Paul Krause Dental offers restorative dentistry to get your oral health back in top shape. Just let us know your concerns and what exactly you are dealing with so we can help with any recommendations and work together to come up with a plan.
- Dental fillings
- Dental Implants
- Root Canal
- Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Tooth Extractions
A crown is essentially a cap that fits over the existing, problematic tooth. When in place, the crown looks like a completely healthy, natural tooth while covering and protecting troubled tooth. While there are occasionally crowns made from metals, most dental crowns today are made from porcelain or zirconia and porcelain. Both of these are tooth colored, and both are stronger than your tooth enamel.
A bridge is a type of permanent dental prosthesis, built to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are held in place in the mouth by slipping them over, and cementing them to, specially prepared teeth, adjacent to the area missing the tooth or teeth. A bridge is different from a crown, as it is effectively 3 crowns as 1, with the replacement tooth in the center. Dental bridges can be considered a form of cosmetic dentistry, but also help with reconstructive dentistry for tooth repair. Dental bridges give teeth protection, stability, and help with tooth and overall mouth function.
The space inside the tooth from the center, known as the pulp chamber, that travels down the length of the root to the tip (or apex) is called a “canal,” or more specifically, a root canal. Human teeth may have one to four root canals, depending on the anatomy of the tooth. If you need a root canal procedure, the soft tissue inside the pulp chamber is replaced with a dental material, thereby relieving you of discomfort and retaining your tooth.
Removable dentures (sometimes referred to as false teeth or plates) are a common treatment alternative for missing teeth (edentulism). Removable dentures are versatile in their ability to replace any number of missing teeth and to fill out the contours of the face and lips, which shrink inward when multiple teeth are lost. Typically the denture base is made of acrylic plastic that can be tinted to match the patient’s natural gum tissues. The teeth are made from either acrylic or ceramic.
Dental implants may be thought of as replacement tooth roots. Although they are available in many shapes and sizes, depending on the specific problem to be solved, by far the most common type in use today is the “root-form” implant. Dental implants are among the most significant advancements in the history of dentistry for their versatility at replacing one tooth, several teeth—even all of the teeth.
Tooth extractions, both simple and surgical, are prescribed if teeth are too extensively damaged from decay or trauma to be fixable, or if they are infected and the patient is not a candidate for root canal treatment (endodontics). Tooth extractions are also frequently prescribed when the teeth in one or both jaws are severely crowded, and straightening the teeth would require unnecessarily complex orthodontics with a compromised treatment outcome.